Frozen Billy

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – June 2006

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A moving, humorous and beautifully observed tale set in the Victorian music-hall world.

Their parents away, brother and sister Clarrie and Will must live with their Uncle Len, a ventriloquist on the Victorian music-hall stage whose dummy, Frozen Billy, gives Clarrie the creeps. Soon Will is part of the act and Clarrie is scared that Frozen Billy is taking over their family. Can she find the determination and courage to break free from their uncle, and help her family set off for a new life in Australia?

With Anne Fine’s terrific characters and sharply observed dialogue, this is a beautifully written tale about two young people with real dreams who struggle not to be destroyed by made-up dreams on a stage.

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ISBN-13: 9780440866305
ISBN-10: 0440866308
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 130 x 193 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.15 kg
Editura: Random House
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and others. The Children's Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the family and her honesty about how people can behave.She lives in the North-East. 'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young' School Librarian 'She is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children's literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children's Novel award twice ... There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work' Scotsman 'A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independent


“A fascinating and engaging Victorian thriller. Beautifully written, gripping and ingenious.”
The Bookseller

“This is a real treat. Her trademark humour, engaging characters and flawless prose are put to great effect in this spooky adventure.”
Teaching and Learning
"Fine's genius for storytelling reaches new heights: simple, direct and with a subtle period feel to the narrative and dialogue" Independent "Unsettling and atmospheric, this story of a young brother and sister boldly making their own fates is told in the voice of the girl with lightness and simplicity but covers dark and complex territory before reaching its happy ending" The Sunday Times "Full of terrific characters and deceptions and intrigues" TES